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March 01, 2005


Texas signed pitchers BRIAN SHOUSE, JOAQUIN BENOIT, and RYAN BUKVICH and 1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ to one-year contracts.

Shouse gets $395,000, the others weren't disclosed. Amazingly, Shouse missed "Super 2" arbitration status because of a lost coin flip. Arbitration would have virtually assured a salary in the upper six digits. Texas is discussing a two-year deal. Shouse is a nice story but turns 37 in September (a month after me. Sigh...) and might not be the kind of guy at whom you throw two years of guaranteed money, even if the amount isn't huge.

Benoit probably received a token raise for his experience, Bukvich and Gonzalez probably the minimum.

Posted by Lucas at March 1, 2005 12:45 AM